Argun Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(ARGUN MARU, prewar)

2016 Bob Hackett

ARGUN MARU was completed by the Osaka Machinery Works Sakurashima factory in 1920 as a 6,609 ton passenger/cargo ships built for Osaka Shosen K. K. (OSK) Line, Osaka. In 1943, ARGUN MARU was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by an American submarine.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Osaka Machinery Works Innoshima Plant, Hiroshima.
Gross tonnage: 6,609 tons.
Dimensions: 415' x 55'-6" x 32'-8 "
Propulsion: 1 x triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 279 n.h.p/3,625 i.h.p.
Speed: 10.5/12.5 knots
Armament: Unknown